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    Room For All

    My parents house is the same, although the potty seems to be in the bathroom all the time (although it moves to the family room during the day when the kids are there). Baby gates are installed as well. No diaper changing area, my sister only used one when the youngest was a newborn and she...
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    Not sure about having kids

    Chemguy and I weren't certain about having kids before we got married. With me still being in school we figured that we would know more later on. He would have been on board with someone who's big desire was to have children, where they would be happy to care for them even with little help...
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    Upcoming New Feature: Push Notifications

    I have them on my old laptop. I've been back and forth with that one as I've had to return 2 new ones. I think I'm finally good with my 3rd new one, don't think it's on there. Currently using the work one, I didn't put them on here.
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    I wouldn't compare the general 'feel good' from typical exercise to a 'runner's high'. Ditto for vacations. Sex with a good orgasm(s), runner's high, performance high tend to be moreso on par I would say. It sounds like you're almost putting anything that makes you happy into being high?
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    I'm not saying it's bad, just that it doesn't happen for most. Most do not experience a high from exercise either but I would guess that rate is higher.
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    Room For All

    Sometimes I really wonder how we survived childhood. My parents are currently babysitting - my sister is out of town, my brother in law recently started a job that was 4 days on, staying overnight in another town, 3 days off. He just switched to something new though that's more of a typical...
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    Brain chemicals are at work with everything we do. I don't think that makes it comparable to a high. Even with endorphins - endorphins will be released with exercise most of the time, but that doesn't mean one experiences a runner's high every time. With the mindfulness stuff I have done I...
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    Detachment yes, distraction no. At least as it was covered in the healthy workshops and other information I have seen. Distraction techniques are a separate thing and are intended to be used more short term.
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    You've lost me a bit there. Just for you personally, that the mindfulness technique that allows you to reduce pain also causes you to feel high, or do you mean this in general?
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    And I think for most a variety of things need to be used. Even if there's a single solution to an issue, who has just one issue?
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    Mindful meditation may be keeping humanity stuck...

    Didn't read the article yet. I have come across some pretty biased information/taking mindfulness fairly extreme. Not to say I think it's useless, but it's one option among various things. There are other techniques that have the same level of a benefit IMO. Also come across information...
  12. ChemGal

    Room For All

    Rats we have mice.
  13. ChemGal

    Room For All

    WIth all the different varieties out there it can be hard to tell!
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    Mother's Day and Father's Day exclusionary?

    I'm not for scrapping them/combining them - often times the other parent or other family members allows for a bit of a break and pampering, if we do all at once instead of half/half it can actually become more work to celebrate for those who are actually being celebrated. I do think there are...
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    Room For All

    Although graprefruit tends to interact with medications more than oranges.
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